Pupils will bring start of 1960s to life
Talented Dumfries Academy pupils will putting on their blue suede shoes, slicking back their quiffs and jiving the nights away at the S3-S6 show next week.
Bye Bye Birdie is set in 1960 and tells the tale of an Elvis-style singer, Conrad Birdie, who has just been drafted into the US Army.
His devastated teenage fans sadly swoon for their celebrity crush as they bid farewell to him, but not before his record agent, Albert Peterson, and his secretary, Rose Alvarez, scheme one final publicity stunt to sell millions of records.
The plan is simple: Conrad gives one lucky teenage girl, plucked randomly from his fans, One Last Kiss on the national televised Ed Sullivan Show while singing a song of the same name. However when the adoring all-American girl, Kim MacAfee, has just gone steady with her first true love, Hugo Peabody, jealousy and conflict arises and choices have to be made.
What will a small town like Sweet Apple, Ohio, do when a slick city heartthrob like Birdie rolls into town?
Go and watch the show on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday to find out.
Doors at the academy open at 6.30pm, with the show getting under way half an hour later.
Tickets can be bought by contacting the school office, on 01387 274350, or from the Midsteeple, Dumfries. They will also be available at the door.
Dumfries Academy musical
Rock and ready to roll The pupils rehearse show